Who is HomeFirst: You can check them out on FACEBOOK
Formerly EHC LifeBuilders, HomeFirst has been helping the homeless in Santa Clara County since 1980. We serve individuals, veterans, families with children, and youth at eight sites. In nearly 35 years of working with the homeless, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We focus on successful “Housing First” strategies where we get people into their own homes as quickly as possible and then support them so they can stay housed permanently.
Call (408) 539-2100 and select option 1 if you are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or know someone who is, or if you’d like more information on how one of our programs can help you. You can also click this link for more information or call the Santa Clara County shelter hotline (1-800-774-3583) for pre-recorded information in English and Spanish on shelter availability for single men and women, families, and youth. Our services for adults and our shelter are located at the Boccardo Reception Center, 2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose. You can take bus lines #66 or #68 and exit at Curtner Avenue Monterey Road. The BRC is also within walking distance of the Curtner Light Rail Station.
Date: Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Sunnyvale Community Services 725 Kifer Road (between Wolfe and Fair Oaks) Sunnyvale, CA 94086 map it ›
For two weeks every holiday season our busy warehouse turns into a virtual North Pole with new toys, gifts, and food available for Sunnyvale neighbors in need.
Every year approximately 1,500 families are able to “shop” at our brightly decorated warehouse for two weeks worth of food for the holidays, along with new toys and gifts for infants through teens, plus a household gift to brighten the holidays for the whole family.
Sunnyvale Community Services can assist people facing a temporary crisis. Examples of just some of the services available for qualified members of the community are below. The main office is at 725 Kifer Road. Dial 408-738-4321.
- The non-profit agency can offer emergency assistance to prevent homelessness, so possible rent help.
- Food and clothes may be available to prevent hunger for low-income families, the working poor, children and seniors.
- Look into financial assistance to prevent utility disconnections, evictions, to pay medical, prescriptions, and other critical bills.
- Help is offered for seniors in Santa Clara that are facing problems of finances, health, housing, and isolation. For example work with staff on securing medical and financial assistance case monitoring, arranging for appropriate services and more.
- There is also a seasonal Community Christmas Center, in which clients select new gifts for infants through teens, a two-week supply of food, and a household gift for every family member.
County of Santa Clara 271.5500
Social Service Agency Assistance Application Center
1919 Senter Road
families (TANF), Medi-Cal and food stamps.
County of Santa Clara 793.8900
1888 Senter Road
Financial assistance for single men and women upon qualification. Rent
and move-in assistance for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.
2625 Zanker Road, #200, San José, CA 95134
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and
beliefs rise from poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. They
provide a broad range of services, including job skills training and placement,
older adult services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, housing
assistance, financial education, immigration support and refugee resettlement.
They provide educational programs that help young people develop into selfsufficient
For over 46 years, MACSA has been recognized as a leader in serving the Latino community. MACSA’s mission, culture and core values have guided the organization’s culturally proficient service delivery and program development. MACSA’s core values are based on mutual respect and cultural appreciation.
Mexican American Community Services Agency, Inc., MACSA traces its origins to 1964 when a group of community activists joined together to identify ways to help the emerging Latino community respond to injustices such as discrimination, racism, poverty, police brutality, educational inequity, and inadequate access to public services.
MACSA’s first director, the late Lino Lopez described the social landscape of Santa Clara County in the 1960’s this way, “To the average person the impression is that if people live freely in all sections of the community, then they must live free of segregation and discrimination. This first impression is immediately erased when one looks behind the façade that is customarily erected by the community power structure constructed to give such an appearance… Behind the banks and the supermarkets and behind the landscaped arterial ways there are slums, there are hovels, there are hungry people; the discards of society.” Those most affected, according to Mr. Lopez, were Mexican Americans.
Since that time MACSA has remained steadfast and committed to improving the quality of life for youth, families and seniors. MACSA offers programs throughout Santa Clara County, in particular in East and Central San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy. MACSA’s commitment to progressive community change is demonstrated through the numerous youth development programs offered at youth centers, schools, library and community sites. MACSA has earned local, state and national acclaim for its “cutting edge” youth programs.
Commercial Street Inn Shelter
260 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112
At this location
55 beds for women & children, including after school tutorial programs.
- Emergency Shelter for women & children only
- Transitional Housing
- Georgia Travis Center (GTC) MultiService Drop-In
across the street
234 E. Gish Road, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95112
For General Information Only:
Click here for Next Door Solutions website to learm more
24-hour emergency hotline for victims: 408-279-2962
also there is help here
- (408) 541-6100
1257 Tasman Dr, #C, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Tasman Dr and Reamwood Ave